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10 July 2014

City had reason to celebrate last month after picking up a Silver in the Directors' Choice Awards category during this year's Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards at Hull City's KC Stadium.

The Bantams came second behind Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion in an award which aimed to find the club which gave the best service to visiting directors during home matches last season. 

As a result, the award was voted for by the directors from the other clubs around the country.

This season's Directors' Choice Awards saw the category opened up across the divisions. In previous years when the event was originally called 'The Football Hospitality Awards', such awards had been split up into individual divisions.

The change of name for this year's awards evening represented the fact that rugby league and rugby union sides were allowed in for the first time.

When City were in League 2, the club won the Boardroom of the Year title - an award also voted for by visiting directors - five years on the trot between 2009 and 2013.

With Brighton in first place and City proudly named as runners-up in last night's awards, newly-promoted Premier League side Queens Park Rangers were placed third in the Directors' Choice category.

A delegation from the club led by Directors Graham Jones and Steve Longbottom, supported by Associate Director Simon Hartley and members of the Boardroom Hospitality Team, collected the award.


Mr Jones explained, “We have been proud to win the Boardroom of the Year Award for League 2 for the last five years but with promotion we knew we would have to up our game to compare favourably with the big clubs such as Wolves. 

"With one or two changes we felt we had done a decent job, just as the team did on the pitch.”


“We knew our brand of hospitality had gone down well from the comments we got during the season but we were really in the dark as to the outcome.

"When we discovered that the awards were no longer to be by league but to cover all the league clubs in one award, we realised that we were up against some real big names from the Championship, let alone League 1.


“Imagine our absolute delight then when we were named in second place to Brighton of the Championship, who have some great facilities at their new ground. 

"This is an award we share with all our hard working match day staff in and around the boardroom, who make such an effort on behalf of the club to ensure that all our visitors from other clubs go away having had a good day, except of course with the match result.


“We will all be trying to go one better next season.”


Main article picture shows club director Steve Longbottom (left) and associate director Simon Hartley (right) with the silver award.

A full list of winners from the night can be found by clicking  HERE.


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